3 Forms of Exercise That Promote Healthy Digestion

  Aside from toning muscles and keeping your cardiovascular health in check, exercise can work wonders for a sluggish digestive system.   In fact, inactivity is one of the key risk factors for constipation.   Essentially, exercise causes food to move more quickly through the large intestine, and limits the amount of water absorbed from […]

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3 Signs of Autoimmune Disease to Watch For

  It’s estimated that autoimmune conditions affect over 50 million Americans (source). In comparison, cancer affects up to 9 million and heart disease up to 22 million.   These conditions occur when the body’s ability to tell the difference between self and nonself is hampered. The body creates autoantibodies that attack your normal healthy cells […]

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4 Tips for Minimizing IBS Symptoms

  If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you’ve got company.   IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder with worldwide prevalence rates generally ranging from 10–15%. It also accounts for up to 12% of total visits to primary care providers (source).   IBS occurs when the muscles in your colon that […]

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5 Gut-Cleansing Foods to Add to Your Plate

  Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine.”   From regulating your hormones to providing a natural source of energy, the food we put in our bodies can create positive changes and reverse or minimize symptoms for a variety of chronic conditions.   Your gut, otherwise known as the gastrointestinal tract, […]

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The Link Between Autoimmune Disease & Gluten

  We expect our immune system to defend us against diseases. That’s what it’s there for.   However, for as many as 50 million Americans who have an autoimmune disease, this isn’t always the case.   An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system decides your healthy cells are foreign. As a result, your immune […]

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3 Natural Solutions to Keep Your Memory Sharp

Our brain’s ability to remember is an advantage many of us take for granted. Often, it isn’t until we begin to experience more rapid changes that we realize how important our memory is on a daily basis.   The Alzheimer’s Association projects that over 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease in the United […]

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The Connection between Stress and Acid Reflux

Did I pay that bill? Is my spouse angry with me? Am I performing my best at work?   Every day, we face situations, questions, and dilemmas that create stress in our bodies…and that negative energy doesn’t simply disappear without consequences.   Chronic stress can cause or exacerbate a multitude of physical health problems, including […]

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The Sun Protection Diet Mistake You Might Be Making

  Whether you have upcoming plans to visit the local pool, lake, or beach, you’ll likely be sporting a swimsuit and generally spending more time out in the sun this summer.   Many of us are warned throughout our lives about the dangers of UV rays and how important it is to wear sunscreen to […]

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To Drink or Not to Drink: Alcohol and GERD

It’s 5:00 p.m. on a Friday, and your coworker invites you to an office happy hour at the local bar.   Or maybe you’re at a wedding, and a server approaches you with a tray of glasses filled with champagne.   Both of these situations may give you pause or leave you feeling conflicted if […]

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Natural Supplements to Ease Digestion

  What you experience in your body has a big influence on how you feel throughout the day…and there’s nothing like constipation, indigestion, or bloating to put a damper on your mood.   Whether you’re dealing with food sensitivities or irritable bowel syndrome, there are a host of natural supplements that can aid in easing […]

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How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Acid Reflux

If you are a part of the 50% of the world population that possesses the XX chromosomes and haven’t gone through menopause, you most likely have a menstrual cycle every month.   Along with mood swings, cramping, bloating, and fatigue, if you suffer from acid reflux, you may also experience an increase in symptoms such […]

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The Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

   Chia seeds are the latest health craze in the world of wellness.   That’s right–those little black seeds aren’t only used to grow fur for chia pets from your childhood days.   Originating from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, chia was grown by Mayan and Aztec cultures in Mexico for centuries. In these ancient […]

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4 Summer Recipes for Acid Reflux Sufferers

It’s summertime, and the living is easy… and delicious! Who doesn’t love taking advantage of the in-season fruits and vegetables, or occasions to indulge in potato salad and blueberry pie at a family gathering?   If you suffer from Acid Reflux and GERD, you know all too well that indulging in certain dishes (such as […]

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Natural Bug Repellent Recipes for Gardens

With the arrival of summer, most home garden enthusiasts have either already planted their fruits and veggies or are planning to do so very soon.   There’s a special thrill that comes along with harvesting your own food.   Until the bugs get involved.   Every year, North Americans use an estimated 136 million pounds […]

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3 Acid Reflux Risk Factors to Be Aware Of

Maybe you grew up hearing a parent complain about constant heartburn.   Or perhaps your best friend is always popping TUMS after meals to help with her indigestion.   If you know someone who suffers from GERD and acid reflux–particularly if it’s a blood relation–you may wonder what factors can make you susceptible to potentially […]

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